Health in India: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Awareness program ‘Poshan Pakhwara’ held in Goa

An awareness programme called ‘Poshan Pakhwara or Nutritional Fortnight’ is being held in the UT of Goa from March 8 to 22. The programme is aimed at creating awareness about nutrition among the general public. Several activities are being organised with special focus on the health of women, children and people who are suffering from ..

Climate change is damaging health of children: Lancet report

According to the new report published in the Lancet, scientists and health experts warn that children across the world will suffer from infectious diseases, malnutrition and air pollution worsened by climate change. ‘The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change is a comprehensive yearly analysis tracking progress across 41 key indicators. The annual project is ..

Plan to merge Tobacco control programme with NRHM

Central govt is looking forward to integrate National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) workforce for anti-tobacco programmes. Synergizing NTCP with the NRHM at state and district levels has been stressed upon in the plan. It also suggests involving workforce under other Non-communicable Disease Programmes for prevention of cancer, diabetes, ..